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Informal and Formal Resolution

SMSU has a duty to take timely and appropriate action to stop behavior prohibited by Board Policy 1B.3, conduct investigations and take appropriate action to prevent recurring misconduct. 

SMSU may offer an informal resolution process if a formal complaint is filed and after providing both parties a notice of allegations. The parties must voluntarily consent, in writing, to the informal resolution process. At any time before agreeing to a resolution, any party has the right to withdraw from the informal resolution process and resume the process with respect to the formal complaint. This procedure neither prevents nor requires the use of informal resolution by individuals who believe they have been subject to conduct in violation of Board Policy 1B.3. Informal resolution shall not be used to resolve allegation that an employee sexually harassed a student. 

Informal Resolutions can include but are not limited to:

  • Restorative Justice or Restorative Practices
  • Victim Impact Statement
  • Letter of Apology
  • Education and training

For additional information on the Formal Resolution process, please review the 1B.3.1 Sexual Violence Procedure.

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